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ASLEF's on track for a diverse and modern railway

26 June 2019

July 2019   We have only just returned from the most diverse AAD we've had in our 139 year history but there is still a long way to go before the employers have systems in place that encourage proper career mapping and are truly reflective of the communities in which we live and work.   In...

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Campaigning for a better future

01 June 2019

We have once more just debated all those industrial, social, political and international issues at the front of our branches' and members' minds and, once more, conference dealt with emotional and passionate issues in a comradely way.   I wish more branches would submit more items on the issues that affect...

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A real voice

01 May 2019

We have been preparing for our annual assembly of delegates in Leeds, our annual conference, where nearly half our branches will be represented. It's a time for reflection, debate, critique, and creativity. We look back over our achievements and at the things we could do better; what we might change,...

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Better world for everyone

26 March 2019

We are, and always should be, a campaigning union carrying out the wishes of the membership on workplace issues, standards, health and safety, pay, equality fairness, legal protections and rights. This is on top of hundreds of existing policies on issues, at home and abroad, generated and rightly supported by this trade union over the 139 years of...

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Monty Grayling's Flying Circus

28 February 2019

Travelling around the country attending branches and meetings I notice a mood of increasing uncertainty driven by the shambles this Tory government is inflicting on our industry and our communities with a nonsense Brexit deal that pleases no one – whatever their political perspective.   The latest fiasco saw Chris...

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